Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most creative and busiest arts centres, featuring world-leading performances and events. Experience the Sydney Opera House's attractions by enjoying a show, taking a behind-the-scenes tour or sipping a cocktail at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over the beautiful harbour.

  • Opera House, Sydney
  • Opera Bar at The Opera House, Sydney

Tours and shows at the Sydney Opera House

Situated on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Experience this iconic venue by attending one of the many world-class performances, including opera, ballet, plays, live music, symphonies, comedy, contemporary dance, musical theatre and more.

You can also absorb spectacular views over a cocktail at the Opera Bar. Watch Sydney Harbour shimmer at the sunset illuminates the brilliant Sydney Opera House sails.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Enjoy an intimate look at this vibrant performing arts centre on a guided, behind-the-scenes Sydney Opera House tour. Learn the fascinating history behind this building, as well as visiting the theatre spaces where over 1,600 performances take place every year.

Peek behind the curtain to discover the mysteries of Australia's most celebrated theatre. This tour runs daily and is available in English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Sydney Opera House Symphony performance, Sydney

In June you can witness The Sydney Opera House during the splendour of the breathtaking Vivid Sydney festival. As Sydney is illuminated by magnificent exhibits of light, the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House become a brilliant canvas for incredible projections and lightshows. 

Diners can enjoy the stylish Bennelong, a sumptuous yet relaxed dining venue set within the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Under the helm of award winning Chef Peter Gilmore, Bennelong offers both a high-end dining experience as well as a middle section designed for diners who are after a casual bite and beverage. Bennelong also welcomes those looking for an aperitif before the show.    

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney

You can also enjoy lunch and dinner at one of the world-class restaurants around Circular Quay, while taking in the view of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Quay is one of Australia's top restaurants.

The Sydney Opera House is also situated next to the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden. Stroll from the Sydney Opera House forecourt during the day and explore the Royal Botanic Garden's spacious grounds and historic garden trails. The Royal Botanic Garden is home to an outstanding collection of plants from around the world and offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.  

Opera, Sydney-style.

Leave the lights of the city twinkling on the harbour and step into the Sydney Opera House. Let opera spark a summer of passion.

  1. Australian World Orchestra

    Wednesday 28 September to Thursday 29 September 2016, City Centre

    In 2016 the Australian World Orchestra will celebrate their five year anniversary with two electrifying concerts conducted by internationally acclaimed Australian conductors Alexander Briger AO and Stanley Dodds. The...

    28 Sep -29Sep
  2. My Fair Lady

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    Ground-breaking, glorious and grand... Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is now playing at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews.In the...

    30 Sep -05Nov
  3. Othello

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 4 December 2016, City Centre

    A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello...

    25 Oct -04Dec
  4. Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The 8th Wonder)

    Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    The story of the Sydney Opera House has more twists and turns than most operas: this is a tale you couldn’t make up. The architect walked out. The Premier died. The costs ballooned and the fate of one of the world’s...

    28 Oct -05Nov

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